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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 67,712 People

    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    I'm seriously fighting the battle depressing

    right now. I have always aware of my feelings but I couldn't control its. There're only two options that I can choose; to trying harder with this painful life or to kill my self. I not being loved and unwanted by people. So, even if I choose option 2, no one will care that I'll...
    BellerMoo BellerMoo 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Since I'm new here, I might

    as well use this experience to introduce myself. I'm Curtis, 17 year old who struggles with anxiety, depression and some other common stuff. I don't have much time to write this, so, I'll give a summary. When I was young, my father went to jail for a couple of years, finally...
    PoeticMystery PoeticMystery 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    sometimes.. I avoid social media

    because I feel like I'll just get hurt. im becoming antisocial. how can I stop this fear?
    unfairlives unfairlives 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I had a vague dream. .

    . I'm not %100 sure it was a dream since I was lying in my bed awake but I was in a waiting room, a small grey room with about twenty or so chairs, about 7 or 8 people in the room including me sitting in these chairs waiting for something. I'm pretty sure we were all depressed...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    I just zoned out/dozed off

    for a few moments and had one of my worst flashbacks and it actually physically hurt just remembering it... and I just puked up my guts too. It's the worst when they're just so vivid like that. But yay, guess I won't be sleeping at all tonight!
    KittyCunt KittyCunt 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27, 2014

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    I'm normally seen as a very happy person.

    Rarely anyone has ever seen me depressed, or anything really. I'm good at hiding it. I lay in bed for hours at night thinking of everything I've ****** up in my life, the worst part about anxiety and depression is people who don't have it, will never understand. I never...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 15 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Depression is bad some people think it can be

    blown away but in fact that's not possible you can only pause it.
    Sw33love Sw33love 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    It's sad when you realize you aren't

    as important to someone as you thought you were. Through time you grow, some people grow with you, others don't. The thing you have to realize that its okay either way. Don't lose sleep over people who don't blink twice about talking to you. Don't worry about what people chose...
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    it was an awful day. it tested me to.

    the limit. I was treated unpleasantly by someone I don't know that well who won't even realise the full extent of how hurtful it was.
    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 28 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 204 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Have you expected my depression to end

    so quickly?? No way it's still there. I've been depressed for years and all that my family has given me after the biggest disaster in my life was lies. They have continued down that path of "Either your a christian or your against us and our teachings from God." I don't give a...
    LoneWolf32 LoneWolf32 18-21, M 1 Response 50 mins ago

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    I don't even want to be here anymore.

    It's so hard to explain how I actually feel because I don't even know anymore. I just feel empty and confused , that's all I'm aware of. I'm sad. Hurt and just dead. I'm alive but I'm dead. People have hurt me, I have hurt people. And I hate myself for that. I've made so many...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    it ticks me off when people just act depressed

    for attention. cut for attention. I mean there is a HUGGEE difference then being depressed and wanting attention.
    alliesmithcx alliesmithcx 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Tonight I wanna die. Or cry.

    Whichever one of those it is. I don't even know
    Sariliz Sariliz 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    "For what it's worth: it's never too late or,

    in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be.There's no time limit, stop whenever you want.You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I...
    Mischief8 Mischief8 22-25, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I'm so lost I don't know what I'm going to do.

    Why do i have to suffer some silly heart condition? Everything i do is wrong, EVERY SINGLE THING. My family treats me like ****, they say that they're degrading me so that i can prove them wrong, what the hell is wrong with people today? No it's not helping, it's only making it...
    Jeegogojee Jeegogojee 18-21, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I've had chronic depression

    for over a year now and I hate everything I am. I've been dating a girl for over three years and I can't talk to her often. I feel alone. Like this feeling will never end... I'm 21 and I feel my life and chances to make a difference are withering away... I just want to opt out...
    DownInOut DownInOut 18-21, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Silent screams fill the night.

    Their words filled with fright. But isn't it a delight. When your pains are out of sight. Cry you might. As you turn out the light. The future doesn't look bright. But that doesn't bring spite. Because my true emotions are locked in tight. Not quite. Because my walls...
    AwkwardTurtle46 AwkwardTurtle46 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    maxravnjak maxravnjak 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I cry rarely. Before the past like month,

    it had Been months and months and months and months since I had cried at all. Even when I was depressed. But I find myself wanting to just cry lately and now I don't want to but I feel like bawling like a baby. And I feel like smoking. And taking pills. And cutting. And burning...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Look I need help, I can't do this anymore,

    I need to kill myself, does anyone know any ways that I can do it, it wi be best for everyone
    Hawkings14 Hawkings14 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    “Battling Depression” I have found

    that writing is good for my soul, it helps me to deal with the depression in my life. Everyday I have to deal with the fact that I live in a place that doesn't want me here and living as a transwoman has given me the opportunity to see people at their worst. I live in a world...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 day ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    Coldheartedgirl456 Coldheartedgirl456 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Struggling with Depression & Suicide - A

    Personal Perspective By Debbie Leads 8/10/03 Days of endless struggle More hopeful pills today Trying to appear 'normal' In some sort of way. It seems that the struggle Is always here with me And I wouldn't be here now If guilt would leave me be I know there's been many Who...
    Mrunderstood Mrunderstood 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    My parents are concerned

    and disappointed with me. This morning my mom got angry with me because my grades (while still good) are mediocre compared to what they used to be, I haven't been putting effort into my looks, and I'm lazy and not interested in anything. What can I say? She's right. If I didn't...